My next non-computer project is to design and build a toybox for David. I’ve put off actually thinking about the plans because I didn’t feel like finding graph paper and a pencil, and I hadn’t really looked for software to assist in the design.
But this afternoon was going a little slow and I ran across Google SketchUp again. I say again, because I recall hearing about its initial release and trying it out. I didn’t thing much of it at the time, and promptly forgot all about it.
Little did I know cool and easy to use it is. I watched a few short tutorial videos and I was up and running. If you’ve got a need to make to-scale models, you should check it out (it’s free).
Here are a couple initial views of the toybox I’m going to try building, stay tuned!
2 responses to “Google SketchUp”
Cool, yes. Easy, I had a slight learning curve.
But that was a while back – http://www.gotshoo.com/wordpress/2007/11/20/stairwell-sketchup/
Yeah, while my design isn’t very complex, I suspect the video tutorials I watched went a long way toward getting the important basics down.
It’s definitely an app I’ll keep around and use every once in a while.